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New Additions to our Badenhorst Family

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This year has seen us celebrate some welcome new additions to our range of wines from Adi Badenhorst. Adi is one of the most refreshingly open and vibrant people you will ever meet.  He is the polar opposite of stuffy or pretentious and embodies the free spirited, convivial, work hard play hard mentality that might […]

Château Capbern Gasqueton

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A very special offer. Château Capbern Gasqueton, St Estephe ’08 We travel extensively in Bordeaux and have access to some of the finest châteaux and cellars. We unearthed this beauty recently from a property in the same area and ownership as Calon Ségur. Jean Moueix, the owner of Château Petrus has recently become a shareholder […]

It’s Back! Chocolate Block 2014!

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Please form an orderly queue ladies and gentlemen; the latest vintage of The Chocolate Block is back at JN Wine! We know how many of you can’t get enough of The Chocolate Block’s smooth and velvety texture, ripe red fruit characters and that vanilla/chocolate finish. It means we always sell out before our next allocation […]

#SpanishWineWeek

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The inaugural Spanish Wine Week is designed for keen foodies and wine lovers to feel the passion and learn more about Spanish wines. We have put together two cases consisting of some of our favourite Spanish wines, to give you a flavour of what this wonderful country has to offer – at a discounted price! […]

La Jasse Cellar Door is open

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Once a year, just before the wine is bottled, we have the opportunity to offer our customers the chance to reserve some of our annual allocation of the new vintage at Domaine de la Jasse! Until the 30th April 2016, you have the rare opportunity to reserve some of what is probably one of La […]

Domaine Cauhapé

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Situated in southwest France between Biarritz and Lourdes is a wine region called the Jurançon. Here we find Domaine Cauhapé, a small, family-run estate owned by Henri Ramonteu whose vineyards sit facing the Pyrenees. It’s a hands-on operation concentrating on the signature grapes of the region which are Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng. These flavoursome […]

Ridge Monte Bello

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The annual offer of Ridge Monte Bello is always eagerly awaited by its many fans. Even if you are just venturing into the world of fine wine for the first time, this is the offer for you. Over my 35 years in the wine business I have been lucky enough to taste Ridge Monte Bello […]

WSET Courses

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JN Wine is accredited to run the (WSET) courses. The WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within a QCA-approved National Qualifications Framework. WSET courses are the backbone of the wine industry in the UK and Ireland and a must for anybody considering […]

Preface – A Great Debut!

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Rugby, skiing, wine: an interesting combo and I think it is fair to assume that many of you have an interest in at least 2 of the 3! Preface is a story of 3 guys: Serge, Julien and Thomas linked by these 3  interests. Serge owns a ski chalet in Morzine and we know some […]

Exciting Rustenberg Pre-Release Offer

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During a tasting with visiting vigneron Simon Barlow last year, we got the first hints that great things were on the horizon.  Neal Martin, star reviewer from Robert Parker’s cohort had met with his son Murray for a tasting and they were just waiting to see the scores. The scores are in and they are […]

Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

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Englishman Graham Nutter bought the Chateau Saint Jacques d’Albas estate in this picturesque corner of the Languedoc back in 2001 and immediately set about radically improving viticulture, revitalising the soils, introducing organic practices, reducing the yields, and cancelling all the cooperative contracts.  They set about converting the barn into a winery and the stables were […]